Plant-Based Nutrition: A Potent (and Timely) Tool to Tackle Chronic Disease

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Plant-Based Nutrition: A Potent (and Timely) Tool to Tackle Chronic Disease

Sunday, October 9
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Location: W415ABC (Valencia)
CE: 1.5
Level 2 (intermediate knowledge/experience)
Activity Code: 170555


 How do you promote nutritional intervention that combines healthful benefits with preventative effects against chronic diseases that American adults encounter – conditions like diabetes, heart disease, hypertension, cancer, obesity, and chronic kidney disease – while maintaining patient quality of life allowing patients the autonomy for decision-making? During this dual lecture and panel discussion style presentation with two plant-based dietitians, RDN and MD team members will analyze the increasingly growing literature of plant-based nutrition and its role in the prevention of chronic diseases; demonstrate how a plant-based approach is utilized in a disease such as chronic kidney disease, which is directly impacted by diabetes and hypertension; and examine where healthcare providers struggle with potassium homeostasis and strategize using a patient-centered approach to incorporate change.

Planned with the Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

Learning Objectives:

  • Evaluate and interpret the currently available evidence on plant-based eating patterns for the prevention and treatment of nutrition-related chronic diseases
  • Implement plant-based nutrition to make the greatest dietary impact on chronic disease status while optimizing biochemical parameters and quality of life
  • Strategize the use of change management using quality resources that amplify patient education and adherence during medical nutrition therapy while expanding competencies

Performance Indicators:

  • 4.1.2 Interprets and integrates evidence-based research and literature in decision-making.
  • 6.2.3 Analyzes and interprets data to form valid conclusions and to make recommendations.
  • 9.6.2 Applies a variety of counseling theories, psychological methods and strategies that empower clients/patients to make changes.